Thursday, February 23, 2017

Prints Available: Fight Like A Girl

I'm pleased to let you know that I am offering prints of my recent painting, Fight Like A Girl.

The story behind the painting:
I was so lucky to be able to attend the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2017. It was such a powerful and transformative experience to see so many people in peaceful solidarity.  In the days that followed it was so difficult to be hopeful, but my uncertainty was transformed into action.  In the past month I have made dozens of phone calls and sent dozens of emails and postcards.  This has become my new normal.  It is from that perspective that this reflective and expressive painting flowed.

This artwork is a reminder of the historic march, and it is a rallying cry to ongoing action.

Details about the print:
The prints are on 110 pound paper.  They have a small white border.  The prints are a bit larger than 11 by 14 inches.  They are held in a protective cellophane envelope.  The cost if you pick it up or our paths cross is $15.  {I have copies in my studio for 4th Friday!}  If I ship to you the cost is $20.

I also have smaller postcard size prints (approx. 4 x 5.25 inches) for $2 each.

Send me a message or email me, if you want a copy.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Altered Book Art Parties

I am pleased to present another option for all you art party fans--ALTERED BOOKS!  I've mentioned this before, but I doubt if you know how really cool this is.

Here is the general idea:

I collect children's board books and gesso them (basically paint them white) so that the papers, stickers, paint, tape, and fabrics you select will stick.  I bring to your party bins of papers, stickers, and lots of treasures and ephemera!

You can create an inspirational piece for yourself or someone else filled with quotes and other inspirational words or sayings.

You can create a "blank" book in which to journal at some future point in time.

You can create a vision board of what you wish to invite into your life.

or how about a year in review with photos and other memorabilia?!

The options are really only as limited as your imagination!

Here is a sample "blank book" that I created:

And guess what I was doing this afternoon--white washing or applying gesso to some of the books I've collected.  I'm getting ready for your altered book party!  What a fun way to spend a winter afternoon or evening with your friends--reCREATING one of a kind books!

If this sounds like fun for you and your friends, shoot me an email so that we can get your date on the calendar!

Children's Art Journal Class Begins Jan. 9

I am so excited to begin my offering for kids next week.  You know how kids make art, and you think it's cool.  Then it gets folded or wrinkled or torn, and then you just throw it away?

I think I have a temporary solution.  We will use an art journal to explore and practice a variety of drawing and painting techniques.  I imagine in the best case scenario this is a reference and portfolio of creative process and progress.

I will show students examples and demonstrate in an art journal I am keeping.  If your child or a child you know might be interested, learn more or sign up HERE.

I am offering 2 sessions this Winter/Spring of 6 weeks each.

I am also offering time for private art lessons on Monday and Thursday late afternoon/evening.  Email me inquiries.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Favorite Color Workshop

I so enjoy providing space, materials, and inspiration so that others can create!  Today it happened for some of my young artist friends {aka students!}  We focused on monochromatic art.  Some of these works will be available for viewing at Nine Muses Art Gallery in February.

If you want to see more art options for kids, click on the tab above titled, "Art Classes for Kids."

Here are a few of my favorite photos from works in progress:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Celebration of the Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice.  It is the longest night of the year.  I was delighted when Sam asked if we could go on a solstice hike.  I feel that part of my creative expression is providing and participating in such activities.  Below is a bit of the documentation of magical moments at the start of a long night that dawns with hope!  Here's a wish that you might feel magic and hope and inspiration.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Last Minute Gifts and Shopping Trips

Are you looking for last minute gifts?  I have you covered!!

Coconut macaroons.  These little cookies pack a big punch, and I will ship them anywhere in the continental U.S.

Crafting Adventure Club.  How fun to have a creative adventure every single month of 2017.  {If you're looking for something a little smaller, there are 3 and 6 month memberships, and one time passes.}

Restoration and Renewal Toolbox.  This is a great little anytime online retreat for teachers to refocus in a gentle and self paced way.

Magic Wands.  Can't everyone use a little more magic in life?!  I will add a name to any wand or you can request customized color combos, as time permits.

Painting Party.  Why not provide your friends or family with a lovely evening of painting together?  You provide the space and treats, and I provide all the painting materials.  Email me to schedule your party date.  {I have some days available over winter break!}

Original Art.  I create a variety of whimsical and inspiring pieces of art from greeting cards {that are amazing with a little frame!} to the small cubes to larger pieces.

Gift Certificates always make a great gift, and you can plan a trip to my studio for a private showing.  I'll even put the tea kettle on!

If you're local, make an appointment to bring your friends or family shopping at my studio.  I will offer your whole group a 10% discount on everything you buy between now and the new year!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Flower Fairies

I love these little flower fairies more and more with each one I make.  I see personality and enthusiasm for an enchanted life begin to appear in them during the creative process.

The fairy is tied to the make magic card with some rustic twine.  The back of the card reads as follows:

Meet your new Flower Fairy!
Your first job is to design the setting of your fairy's adventures.  Will you make a forest, a garden, and ocean, or an outer space scene?  Use paints, crayons or colored pencils on the background.  {You might use both sides to create 2 different scenes!}
Enjoy many adventures with your fairy!

There is a 12 x 4.5 inch piece of sturdy watercolor paper tucked in the middle.

If you see one you must have EMAIL me immediately, so that I can invoice you and get it into your hands.  Unclaimed fairies are going on home seeking adventure on Wednesday, so act quickly.  $12 includes shipping!

Special requests are always considered!